Korg releases the M50 - M3 'light'

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Korg releases the M50 - M3 'light'

Post by Hugo76 » Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:20 pm

Some info I came across at:
http://acapella.harmony-central.com/for ... p=30075287

"Rough translation from French:
The M50 workstations are intended for semi-professional musicians and home recording studios as well as composers and musicians on stage. They include the same 256MB ROM waveforms that fabulous M3 with sounds and combinations individuals dedicated to music. The M50 has a large number of specific tools to produce music: a 16-track sequencer, two powerful arpeggiators and a "DRUM TRACK" section (rhythmic pattern) with which you can use more than 600 preset rhythmic motifs. Touchscreen and 4 pads. It's easy to see that the instruments of the M50 series are unparalleled. Made with quality materials, according to a design of an aesthetic success, these synths offer something for everyone. Monochrome touchscreen for ease of use. It also has numerous controllers, including four assignable knobs, 2 switches, and four assignable pads assignable to controls, MIDI controls, MIDI notes, etc. ... Two models are available: the M50-61 with 61 keys, and M50-88 with a 88-key weighted RH3 keyboard.

The M50 uses a new sound synthesis named EDS (Enhanced Definition Synthesis), a new multi-mode resonant filter, a new parameter called "Drive" recreating the harmonic distortion for analog sounds, increased modulation possibilities and AMS. PCM engine (HD-1) offers up to 4 stereo oscillators per voice. It is equipped with 256 MB of waveforms (1077 multisamples and 1609 drum samples). It offers 80 notes of polyphony, 608 programs (expandable to 1248), 384 combinations (expandable to 896). A new feature Drum Track offers real-time programming or editing with a library of over 669 patterns. The 16-track sequencer includes ergonomic features familiar to KORG. Such as the One Touch Setup funtion for example, which allows the user to play a program or combi ready to record, RPPR, Cue List, the Template Song, or its new 480PPQ resolution. Preset rhythms include patterns that can be used to instantly create a rhythm track. The closure of individual track allows the user to set up small parts of loops (like a groove machine).

- sound generator offering memory four times larger than the previous TR.
- monochrome touchscreen GUI.
- 16 MIDI tracks.
- Multi-effects offering: 5 Insert, 2 Master, 1 General effect with a 3-band EQ for each part, with a total of 170 types of effects. "

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Post by crystalmsc » Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:02 am

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I like the overall M1 expanded design of it. looks like a modern version of a retro rompler.
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Post by Jack Spider » Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:23 pm

Handsome looking instrument - nice to see it has aftertouch, too.
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Re: Korg releases the M50 - M3 'light'

Post by Hugo76 » Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:05 pm

What I'd like to see in the synth, is sampling as an option - as in the Triton Le seies. It would be awesome to have Karma onboard as well, but I guess this synth will work with the Karma software eventually.
No sampling is however a deal-breaker for me :(

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Post by justin_havu » Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:47 pm

There's a promotional vdeo on the Korg site, as well as info on the M50. Stephen Kay is also releasing his Karma-M50 software very soon. I'd be very interested to gig-test this puppy.

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Re: Korg releases the M50 - M3 'light'

Post by Hugo76 » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:17 am

What's neat is that it has an onboard arpeggiator (x2), with over a thousand patterns. I know this is something that some M3 users have missed. Plus it has knobs, which are also missing on the M3.

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Post by crystalmsc » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:40 am

Hugo76 wrote:What's neat is that it has an onboard arpeggiator (x2)
yes, normal arp is what also missing since the original Karma
justin_havu wrote:Karma-M50 software very soon
hmm, from what I read, it's going to be the same Karma function as in the M3. Which supposed to be the latest Karma 2 for a non Karma keyboard :roll: hopefully there's going to be the same release for the original Karma too.
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